Adams County clerk resigns following data breach

Published: Sep. 19, 2018 at 6:46 PM CDT
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We're learning the Adams County clerk has resigned. Cindy Phillippi is accused of exposing the personal information of more than 250,000 people by using an unsecured laptop.

At the time of the breach, personal identification information, personal health information and tax intercept information was present on the county's computer system for the veteran's service office, county employees, solid waste department, health and human services department, child support, and the sheriff's office.

Aside from exposing the personal information, she's also accused of failing to report financial records related to fees collected through the county for the DMV and DNR for eight years.

A hearing for Phillippi Wednesday was canceled and we're learning she signed a document Tuesday resigning. That resignation begins on December 31 and, in the meantime, she is on a leave of absence.

That means she will be paid until the date of her resignation. Not only will she get $4,000 in unused vacation and sick time, she'll also get nine months of severance starting the first of the year.

Phillippi has not been charged with any crimes.

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